It’s the consistent message coming out of the club, and a vital idea we have to grasp. In a time of great excitement, we need to manage our expectations. In the Zoom meeting for WST members, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney talked about considerably elevating our status. I’m really happy to hear that our potential owners are ambitious, but part of my satisfaction is based … Continue reading Managing Expectations
Over the next few days, you can pick the best XI to have represented Wrexham in the National League. Each day there’ll be a poll for a different position – after you’ve voted for each position your XI will be revealed. Who were Wrexham’s best National League Centre Backs? As we’ve played 4-3-3 for most of our time in the division, the side will stick … Continue reading VOTE | Wrexham AFC’s Best National League Centre Backs
Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. Prepare yourself for action tomorrow as Altrincham’s recent visits to The Racecourse have been characterised by a series of red cards. Last season ended nine against ten … Continue reading PREVIEW: Wrexham AFC v Altrincham FC
Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) http://www.leaderlive.co.uk. Our record against Altrincham is quite surprising. You might have expected us to have played our neighbours from over the border quite often, but in fact we’ve … Continue reading Wrexham FC v Altrincham FC Preview
So Kevin Wilkin it is then! I’d love to make out I had some inside knowledge, but I must say that the board played their cards impressively close to their chests throughout this process. My attempts to put two and two together and assume Micky Mellon was the man after he left Barnsley yesterday merely taught me that speculation is never a wise idea! Wilkin’s … Continue reading Wilkin is the Strong Silent Type Wrexham FC Need
The other day my wife asked me; “Have you checked the oil in the car?” I replied ; “That’s a very interesting question. You’re hair looks lovely today”. I expected my cunning response would elicit a response along the lines of; “Thank you my love, I’ve put some new expensive goop on it.” Like many husbands, I had misjudged my wife’s response. Her knuckles visited … Continue reading What was the question again?
I was planning to write about how we’ve stuck to 4-3-3 despite the howls of protest from some quarters because we don’t have the players to play 4-4-2. After last Saturday’s game I had to abort that idea! Thanks Mister Barr! The thing which threw me was the deployment of Mark Carrington on the right of midfield. An obvious ploy, with hindsight: after all, he’s … Continue reading Is Billy Our Man?
Obviously the most important thing at the match yesterday didn’t happen on the pitch, but as a little relief from the ongoing ownership trauma, might I ask a question about the game itself? Namely, what the hell was going on out there? A side built on the soundness of its foundations, which is in the chase for the club record number of clean sheets in … Continue reading Less Than Marvellous
> With the regular overhaul pretty much complete, we can start to settle into seeing how the new squad operates, but don’t let yourself get too familiar with them. There’s another huge revamp on the horizon, and perhaps some nettles should have been grasped this time round to avoid it. Irrespective of our success or failure this season, a chunk of the side will disband … Continue reading Last Chance To See
>It would appear Dean Saunders didn’t get his central defensive loan target after all, and has fallen back on the celebrity signing option in Marvin Andrews instead. I hope he’s able to buck the recent trend of such deals. The reason for my edginess is simple. Name me a player who has arrived with a big name on a short-term contract who has been a … Continue reading Celebrity Big Brother
>In itself, the loss of Ashley Westwood doesn’t fill me with dread. In context, though, it’s a worry. Westwood is sound, but not irreplaceable. I thought he finished the season playing as well as he ever did for us, but the fact is he’s a solid Conference centre back in his mid-thirties, so hardly impossible to replace. However, when you factor in the number of … Continue reading Westwood Loss Part of a Worrying Bigger Picture
>You know what? The more I think about it, the more I suspect we’ve just achieved our best result of the season so far. After all, Stevenage are second in the table and unbeaten at home, and we dug in and, with Frank Sinclair, Mani Assoumani and Chris Maxwell once again forming a redoubtable triumvirate at the heart of our defence, kept another clean sheet. … Continue reading >On Reflection